How to Print the Screen in Word 2007

Often the best way to explain how a computer program works is with pictures. With complex software such as Microsoft Office Word 2007, pictures are especially helpful. To take a screen shot of Word in action, you use the screen capture command known as "Print Screen" on the keyboard. The capture can then be inserted in a document or copied and edited in an external graphics editor such as Microsoft Paint.

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Open an existing document or create a new one in Word 2007.

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Press "Print Screen" on the keyboard to capture the entire screen. To capture only the active Word 2007 window rather than everything you see on-screen, press the "Alt" key at the same time.

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Click the "Start" menu and type "Paint" in the search bar. Click "Paint" to launch Microsoft Paint.

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Click "Paste" on the "Home" tab to insert the screen capture you took of the Word 2007 window.

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Click the "View" tab on the Paint ribbon. Click "Zoom out" to see the whole screen capture.

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Click the floppy disk icon in the Quick Launch toolbar. Or click "Save As" via the blue Paint button. Save the screen capture as a new file.